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Rendering of New Ypsilanti District Library

Superior branch of Ypsilanti District Library hosts book brigade on Oct. 8

The Superior branch of Ypsilanti District Library needs community support for a book and other material move.

The new Superior branch of Ypsilanti District Library needs community help; the space is holding a book brigade on Oct. 8 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to get library material moved from one branch to the new location.

The new library branch is located at 1900 Harris Road and is scheduled to open later this fall.

“We're hoping to have a ribbon-cutting celebration on November 14 with grand opening celebrations/special events and giveaways happening all that week,” Sam Killian, community relations coordinator at YDL, said.

The new Superior library branch will feature a lot more than traditional books or other materials on shelves for the community to check out. Anyone who works, owns property or lives in the district library service area can use this new branch. The area includes the City of Ypsilanti, Ypsilanti Township, and the portion of Superior Township that’s not in the Ann Arbor school district.

“The community will have access to meeting space, computers, our library of things collections and play kits, a community garden, a cozy motawi tile fireplace, and more,” Killian said.

The previous library location that material is coming from is located down the street from the new location. Volunteers will be passing the books and DVDs between each other to get them to their new home. During the event, Harris Road will be temporarily closed to vehicles to ensure the safety of the volunteers.

Please note the Superior Library Book Brigade is weather-permitting and will be canceled if it happens to rain on the day of the event.

The new library branch is also looking for community members of all abilities to participate in a mural painting project that will be completed in April or May 2023 .

“We're going to have a ground mural, designed with Yen Azzaro, at the new Superior building. We received some grant money for it, and it will be completed with community input and participation,” Killian said.